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Soon i will be returning my gt to circuit city because i was ripedoff and spend $166 for it, and so i was gonna order a 8600gts so i could later go sli but its much cheaper to just buy a 8800gts now i don't know. I will be getting a new board soon so if i do get the 2600 i can crossfire it later, what do u guys think is better(as an overclocker cuz i oc more than i play games
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Relax on the bumps. The 8600GTS out performs the 2600XT from what I hear. The budget 2x00 cards are supposedly good only for HD playback and HDCP systems, nothing else.
 

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you can spend a few bucks more and get the 8800gts 320mb version. It plays all current and future dx9 games perfectly while performing so-so for dx10 gaming. But as drivers mature, it will become even more sweeter
 

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the thing is i have to return this card no way am gonna live with buying it for $166 when it is 114 on newegg, for $166 i can get a gts or a 2600xt, so i have to choose.I was actually thinking to use my stepup to get the 8800gts if i get the gts. just wanted to be sure, oh and does anyone know the oc capability of a gddr4 hd2600
 

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Well, if you can return it to Circuit City, I would definitely do it, since an EVGA 8800GT is $99 AR on Newegg.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130085

Or here is an EVGA 8600 GTS for $150 AR.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130084

As to which card, it's up to you. But I haven't heard too much about the 2600XT, but there are quite a few owners of the 8600 series here that really like it. Remember, it's not made to be an enthusiast card and max out everything, but for the price, it seems like a great deal.
 
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